Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences
Corsets & Close-Fitting Patterns
Spiral Bound Book Republicationâ„¢
by Mary Brooks Pickens
Originally published in 1921
If you are the first to bid, using the buy-it-now option, you WIN! Don't Wait!
Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republicationâ„¢ of the Woman's Institute Corsets and Close-Fitting Garments Instruction Guide! Originally published during the late Edwardian to early Flapper Eras in 1921! What could be more fun for those who love recreating vintage undergarments than this guide from one of the best sewing Institutes of the early 1900's? This publisher's books were as much clamored for then as they are now! A great find for those who love the Edwardian and Flapper era women's under garments. (Original is not for sale)
Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republicationsâ„¢ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!
This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!
"Corsets have much to do with the appearance of the women who wear them and also with their comfort and discomfort and, consequently, their disposition, for it can be truly said that corsets that fit properly are the next thing to a blessing, whereas ill-fitting corsets can provide as much food for ill temper as can any other thing. Nowadays the woman unfamiliar with the comforts and discomforts of corsets is a rareity, and it is chiefly to assist in the securing of proper-fitting corsets that this subject is considered at this time..."
In other words:
This information will guide you in creating a practical garment of both comfort and beauty!
Corsets and Their Accessories
Development of the Corset
The Corset as a Style Forerunner
Wear and Care of Corsets
Corsets for Slender Figures
Corsets for Short-Waisted Figures
Corsets for Short, Heavy Figures
Corsets for Tall, Heavy Figures
Corsets for Full-Hip Figures
Corsets for Full-Bust Figures
Corsets for Sway-Back Figure
Corsets for Perfect Figures
Wear and Care of Corsets
Washing a Corset
Drafting Tight-Fitting Patterns
Drafting a Tight-Fitting Foundation Waist with a Two-Piece Back
Cutting the Draft Apart
Drafting a Tight-Fitting Waist with a Three-Piece Back
Drafting a Princess Pattern
Practice in Drafting Tight-Fitting Patterns
Quick Guide to Drafting Close-Fitting Patterns
Close-Fitting Patterns for Figures Out of Proportion
If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have quite the pleasure in making lovely feminine clothing for yourself or others with this great old guide! From utiltarian to lacy and naughty, let your sewing muse be your guide!
The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.
The Spiral Bound Book Republicationâ„¢ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!
You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned at a high resolution and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy reproduction. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republicationâ„¢ has so many more advantages over the original book.
What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republicationsâ„¢?
* Our products are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper.
* Our products are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do.
* Our spiral binding allows your book to lie flat during use for ease of viewing while working on your needlework projects.
* Our products do not cost a small fortune for you to obtain and enjoy.
* Every image and every page has been scanned to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!
* These scans are enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing!
* You can gift these wonderful Victorian, Edwardian pattern book finds with family and friends!
Curious about the quality of this item? Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...
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